Fox & Friends Mocks Spike Lee: He Hasn’t Been on the Oscars Stage a Lot


The Oscars went down last night so you know what that means folks: Fox & Friends is furious that the entertainers talked about politics.

They’re most displeased with director Spike Lee, who after winning Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, made a call to vote President Donald Trump out of office in the 2020 election.

For Lee’s standards, the sentiment was fairly gentle:

“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be in the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing!”

“Stars wasted no time using the Oscars to make a political message, and make that message clear while taking jabs at President Trump,” said Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth, on a show that regularly invites on everyone from Kid Rock to Duck Dynasty stars to Diamond & Silk to opine on politics.

Fox News reporter Carley Shimkus pointed out that the Oscars are always going to touch on politics “when you have someone like Spike Lee on stage.”

“Well, he won, for the first time, he hasn’t been on stage a lot, so he was happy,” Brian Kilmeade snarked.

While it may have been Lee’s first competitive Oscar (he won an Honorary Award in 2016), the iconic actor has a well-stocked awards cabinet for movies like Do The Right Thing (which received an Oscar nomination), Malcolm X and Inside Man.

The Fox News segment came minutes after Trump unleashed on Lee in a tweet, calling the director’s speech racist.

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